Top 10 data centre hyperscalers

As the demand for data booms, hyperscaling explodes in conjunction with that demand. Here are the Top 10 data centre hyperscalers across the planet

If you’re reading this, you have data centres to thank for it...

Data centres are the backbone of the digital economy, providing the infrastructure necessary to store, process and transmit vast amounts of data.

Hyperscale data centres are massive facilities built by companies with vast data processing and storage needs.

These firms may derive their income directly from the applications or websites the equipment supports, or sell technology management services to third parties.

Hyperscale data centres are significantly larger than enterprise data centres and significantly outperform them, too, making them an attractive choice for data centre operators.

In the modern era, many companies are building and maintaining their own.

Hyper scales are designed to be highly efficient and increasingly - sustainable; many using renewable energy sources and advanced cooling technologies. 

As the demand for data booms, data centre hyperscaling explodes in conjunction with that demand.

And it’s all thanks to you, reader…

Here’s the list of the Top 10 data centre hyperscalers based on their 2023 operational data centre capacity:

10. Oracle

Oracle is a major player in the enterprise software and cloud computing markets, offering a range of services to businesses and organisations around the world. The company has built a large network of data centres to support its various services, with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. Oracle is also exploring new technologies such as AI and machine learning to optimise its data centre operations. The company is planning to build new data centres in the United States, which will be powered by renewable energy sources.

Oracle’s 2023 operational data centre capacity: 400 MW

9. OVHcloud

OVHcloud is a major player in the cloud computing market in Europe, offering a range of services to businesses and organisations of all sizes. The company has built a large network of data centres to support its various services, with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. OVHcloud is also exploring new technologies such as AI and machine learning to optimise its data centre operations. The company is planning to build new data centres in Europe, which will be powered by renewable energy sources.

OVHcloud’s 2023 operational data centre capacity: 600 MW

8. Tencent

Tencent is a major player in the online gaming and social media markets in China. The company has built a large network of data centres to support its various services, with a focus on scalability, reliability, and security. Tencent is also committed to using renewable energy sources to power its data centres. The company is planning to build new data centres in China, which will be powered by renewable energy sources.

Tencent’s 2023 operational data centre capacity: 700 MW

7. Huawei

Huawei is a major player in the telecommunications and cloud computing markets, offering a range of services to businesses and organisations around the world. The company has built a large network of data centres to support its various services, with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. Huawei is also exploring new technologies such as AI and machine learning to optimise its data centre operations. The company is planning to build new data centres in China, which will be powered by renewable energy sources.

Huawei’s 2023 operational data centre capacity: 1,000 MW

6. Alibaba

Alibaba is a major player in the e-commerce and cloud computing markets in China. The company has built a massive network of data centres to support its various services, with a focus on scalability, reliability, and security. Alibaba is also exploring new technologies such as AI and machine learning to optimise its data centre operations. The company is planning to build new data centres in China, which will be powered by renewable energy sources.

Alibaba’s 2023 operational data centre capacity: 1,200 MW​​​​​​​

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5. Apple

Apple is a major player in the consumer electronics market, but the company also operates a large network of data centres to support its various services such as iCloud and Apple Music. Apple is committed to using renewable energy sources to power its data centres, and the company has also developed innovative cooling technologies to improve energy efficiency. Apple is planning to build a new data centre in Denmark, which will be powered entirely by renewable energy.

Apple’s 2023 operational data centre capacity: 1,500 MW

4. Microsoft

Microsoft is a major player in the cloud computing market, offering a range of services through its Azure platform. The company has invested heavily in building out its data centre infrastructure, with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. Microsoft is also exploring new technologies such as liquid cooling and AI to further improve the efficiency of its data centres. The company is planning to build new data centres in China, which will be powered by renewable energy sources.

Microsoft’s 2023 operational data centre capacity: 2,200 MW

3. Meta

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, is a major player in the social media and online advertising markets. The company has built a massive global infrastructure of data centres to support its various services, with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. Meta is also exploring new technologies such as AI and machine learning to optimise its data centre operations. The company is planning to build a new data centre campus in Singapore, which will be one of the largest in the region.

Meta’s 2023 operational data centre capacity: 2,500 MW

2. Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world's largest cloud computing provider, offering a wide range of services to businesses and organisations of all sizes. AWS has built a massive global infrastructure of data centres, with a focus on scalability, reliability, and security. The company is also committed to sustainability, with a goal of powering its data centres with 100% renewable energy. AWS is planning to deploy an additional 500 MW by 2031 in key markets, accounting for close to 70% of the newly deployed colocation.

AWS’ 2023 operational data centre capacity: 3,000 MW

1. Google

Google is a leader in the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, which are increasingly being used to optimise data centre operations and improve energy efficiency. The company owns and operates data centres all over the world, designed to be highly efficient and sustainable, using renewable energy sources and advanced cooling technologies. In total, Google has nearly 30 owned data centres either in operation or under development across 10 countries throughout the world. Google is also investing in new technologies such as liquid cooling and AI to further improve the efficiency of its data centres.

Google’s 2023 operational data centre capacity: 3,500 MW

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